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Overview Thomas Bernick was a journalist and active protester of The Detroit Newspaper Strike, which began on July 13, 1995 and lasted until 2000. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 workers from six local unions joined the strike and participated in the lengthy battle against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in the courtroom. Battle outside the courtroom took place as well, with protesters making numerous reports of violence by a private security firm and the Sterling Heights Police Department....
Abstract This collection contains records created and collected by Todd Winge about the newspaper strike in Detroit from 1995 to 2000. The materials are in chronological order and give insight to both the union and the company’s perspectives of the strike.
Overview William F. Brabenec was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. A third-generation newspaper worker, Brabenec began working for The Detroit News in 1960 as a printer. Brabenec was a member of Detroit Typographical Union #18. Brabenec died in August 2015, at the age of 83. The Detroit Newspaper Strike began on July 13, 1995. Over 2,000 newspaper workers, concerned with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News plans to switch from employee distribution to independent contractors, walked out of work....